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Thursday, 09/19/2013, 12:01 pm

C.B. Dollaway Replaces Luke Rockhold to Face Tim Boetsch at UFC 166

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, was forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 166 bout with Tim Boetsch.  Wednesday night on “UFC Tonight,” UFC officials announced that C.B. Dollaway (pictured) will be replacing the injured Rockhold to face Boetsch in the final fight on the preliminary card of the event.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

UFC officials announced Wednesday on “UFC Tonight” that C.B. Dollaway will be replacing an injured Luke Rockhold at UFC 166.  Dollaway will now face Rockhold’s original opponent in Tim Boetsch at UFC 166 in October.

Dollaway (13-4), who has earned a 7-4 record in the UFC since his time on “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” is coming into the fight after two consecutive wins.  His fight against Boetsch will be his second fight in 2013.

Tim Boetsch (16-6) is coming off two straight losses.  Prior to those, he had earned four consecutive victories including a win over Hector Lombard and a TKO victory over Yushin Okami.

The fight between Boetsch and Dollaway will fill the bout’s original slot as the final fight on the night’s preliminary card, which airs on FOX Sports 1.

UFC 166 will take place October 19 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  The main card will feature a rubber match between heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, and Junior Dos Santos, as well as a much-anticipated heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson.


2 Responses to “C.B. Dollaway Replaces Luke Rockhold to Face Tim Boetsch at UFC 166”

  1. Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

    Man if it wasn’t already extremely OBVIOUS how AKA fighters always seem to scumbag their way out of bad matchups. This has crazy “Bob cook” written allover it. Bob Cook has made a career out of getting AKA fighters like Fitch out of really bad matchups like Rockhold vs Boetsch. Fitch faked a knee injury to avoid Aaron Simpson just year and half ago. Simpson was pissed because he knew he is a better wrestler than Lay n pray Fitch and a 10 times better athlete and a big right hand which Fitch has no stand up. Simpson would have shutdown Fitch’s lay n pray and it would have ended in a Simpson big right hand KO over Fitch. Simpson was a Pac 10 champ and known for being a FREAKISHLY strong wrestler. BJ penn who Fitch had over 30 lbs on at fight time outwrestled Fitch for 10 minutes. Simpson is smaller than Fitch as most WW were smaller than Fitch because he was a freak weight cutter but Simpson was used to fighting HUGE MW like Ronny Markes so he would have raggdolled Fitch. Rockhold has been in UFC what 3 ywars now and has (ONE) fight TOTAL and less than a round in actual fight time in the cage. I was actually hoping Rockold would kick some a’s so I could see him beat the hel out of Bisping at some point but now no way UFC will give him Bisping

    • W.t.F.... says:

      Dude.. what are you talking about?? Rockhold has not been in the UFC for THREE YEARS… He only has had one fight in the UFC because that was his FIRST FIGHT since Strikeforce was shut down in January.. I think anyone who knows ANYTHING about MMA, knows this…

      So you and your “inside track” knowledge on AKA and your little rant how they set up fights now have no meaning, because you clearly have shown you are one of those guys who get drunk and act like they been watching the UFC for years, but actually do not know squat..

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